Cop goes an extra mile to help man get an ID

2015-07-16 19:08

A young Kagiso man, who almost killed himself after spending three years trying to get an ID book, can finally get on with his life after a policewoman in the Krugersdorp suburb went the extra mile.

Certified kids

2015-05-31 15:00

The department of home affairs has implemented new immigration regulations and amendments to the acts that came into effect in May last year.

SANDF raids case stands down for possible settlement

2015-05-12 13:32

Lawyers for Human Rights has asked that its urgent application relating to securing access to a group of people arrested during police and SANDF raids in Johannesburg be stood down for a possible settlement.

UK diplomats must apply for visas

2014-09-25 14:26

Holders of British diplomatic and official passports must apply for visas before travelling to South Africa, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Govt: Dalai Lama visa being processed

2014-09-04 11:37

A visa application by the Dalai Lama for South Africa is still being processed and has therefore not been denied as has been reported, says the international relations and co-operation department.

Parents to get 30 days to register newborns

2014-07-16 08:14

From the start of 2016, parents will have only 30 days to register their newborns or risk their child not being recognised as a citizen, it has been reported.

Court allows 'undesirable' 5-year-old to re-enter SA

2014-07-05 11:35

A 5-year-old child has been allowed to re-enter SA following an intervention by the Western Cape High Court, after being declared indefinitely undesirable, it has been reported.

900+ immigrants take Home Affairs to court

2014-07-04 09:16

Almost 1 000 immigrants have filed an urgent application in the Western Cape High Court to force the home affairs department to do its job and process their permit applications, it has been reported.

Gigaba could get jail time

2014-06-24 08:23

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba could get time in jail after he was found to be in contempt of court in a case involving a stateless man.

New immigration regulations 'unconstitutional'

2014-05-27 12:42

The country's newly gazetted immigration regulations are unconstitutional and may trigger a raft of litigation, according to a migration company.


Court rules in favour of asylum seeking children

2015-07-10 20:04

Foreign children who enter South Africa with a relative who qualifies as an asylum seeker should be added as dependents, says the Pretoria High Court

Home Affairs dealing with unabridged birth certificate backlog

2015-05-29 20:31

The Department of Home Affairs is left with 800 of the 4 000 applications for unabridged birth certificates to clear with two days to go until the new regulations for travelling with children is implemented.

Gigaba fingers crooked priests on false registrations

2014-09-28 14:40

Crooked priests, corrupt officials and dishonest traditional leaders are among those responsible for many foreigners worming their way onto the National Population Register, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Court: Home Affairs disregarded rights

2014-09-23 12:56

Home Affairs officials acted with flagrant disregard for the human rights of Botswana national Edwin Samotse when they deported him, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

Home Affairs takes action against child trafficking

2014-08-26 10:32

Child trafficking has become an increasing problem in Africa and the world, Deputy Home Affairs Minister Fatima Chohan says.

Gigaba: Immigration rules not changing

2014-07-14 14:12

The department of home affairs will not change certain points in the new immigration regulations but will deal with problems raised since their implementation, Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Gigaba: Talks on new visa laws continue

2014-07-04 10:40

Discussion on the new immigration regulations will continue and problems will be tested to prevent negative impacts on the economy, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Home Affairs studies visa ruling

2014-07-01 05:27

The department of home affairs says it has taken notice of the ruling given by the Western Cape High Court in favour of two people separated from their spouses because of immigration laws.

Gigaba: New visa regulations constitutional

2014-05-29 18:22

Controversial new visa regulations for visitors to South Africa are fully constitutional, new Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Smart ID cards ready to roll out

2014-02-01 12:09

Smart identity cards, to replace the green, bar-coded identity books are set to be rolled out to first-time applicants and pensioners, the department of home affairs says.

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